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>> reporter: developing news out of the east bay where gunfire at a busy b.a.r.t. station has left one person dead and another wounded. how the shooting has affected service. a close call for several
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surfers today at ocean beach. the massive response to get them out of trouble. >> reporter: it's the 49ers against the atlanta falcons for the nfc championship and the right to play in super bowl xlvii. i will have a live report coming up from the georgia dome in atlanta. good evening, everyone. i'm heather holmes. >> i'm ken wayne. in the east bay, a shooting at the bayfair b.a.r.t. station has left one person dead and another one injured. alley rasmus there and she's talked to witnesses and how this affecting service. >> reporter: the station is closed. it's been closed since 1:00. we've seen train after train pass through the station without stopping. there's crime scene tape on the b.a.r.t. platform and there's tape blocking just about every
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entrance on the ground level. this is all because of a fatal shooting that happened around 12:30 this afternoon. it happened in the bus zone. that parked ac transit bus you are looking at, five seats next to it is where the victim of the fatal shooting was found. a 40-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. a woman was injured. she went to the hospital. her life injuries -- her injuries are not life- threatening. witnesses, including several people at a nearby taxi stand, told us they heard several shots fired, then saw a crowd of people at the bus stop disperse. >> shots. like two slowly and the others more quickly, like boom, boom, boom, boom, boom. sound like that. >> reporter: alameda county sheriffs, san leandro and b.a.r.t. police did a search of the area looking for the gunman. they called in a helicopter to continue the search overhead.
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one male suspect was arrested nearby the b.a.r.t. station. police don't know what led up to the shooting at this point. they don't know if the victims were targeted or if this was random. >> we're looking into that and we're hoping if there's some useful video that we'll be able to get more information. >> reporter: b.a.r.t. investigator says the surveillance cameras mountedden on the ac transit bus were working and they are combing through the video along with video of surveillance videos at this b.a.r.t. station to try to further the information and piece together exactly what happened. jade hernandez will have an update on this story in our 10:00 news. live in san leandro, allie rasmus, ktvu channel 2 news. now to the high surf advisory in effect on this eve of the mavericks big wave surfing competition. we have live team coverage for you tonight. mark tamayo -- [inaudible]
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mark's at the coast. patti is leave and we start with her. >> reporter: rescuers say these high wind advisories can attract waves. a hand full of surfers were taken away from the currents. from the air and the water, rescue crews from the coast guard and the san francisco fire department search for a group of surfers reported missing around 12:30 this afternoon. >> made contact with surf who had been in the water. >> reporter: the surfers were catching waves behind the cliff restaurant this is cell phone video shot by a surfer taking a break on the dash surfer take -- shot by a surfer taking a break.
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>> we had visual on them early on. there was confusion as to whether three or four of the surfers had been successfully brought to the beach. >> reporter: with three of the surfers unaccounted for, searchers started to help others for their help. by 2:00, all the surfers missing had been accounted for. tonight all four of those riders are safe and unharm. the coast guard says while out on the water today the crews asked ocean beach surfers to head into shore for their own safety. patti lee, ktvu channel 2 news. we now go to mark toe my yay for the high wind advisory. >> our -- our buoy reports shore, you can see them around 7 to 9 feet but the surf is picking up offshore. this is a big area of high
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surf. waves around 14. we'll take another look here approaching 19 feet. this is all approaching the bay area shoreline for tonight and also into monday and sunday morning. that's why we have the high surf advisory in place. so high surf advisory in plate right now it started at 10:00 a.m. lasted until 4:00 sunday afternoon. there is the chance this could be extended into parts of monday because some sizable waves are expected. now, as far as mavericks, that's the big headline for the big surf contest beginning tomorrow morning at 8:00. the waves get amplified and the waves topping easily 30 feet as we head into sunday. coming up we'll take a look at the weather conditions for mavericks and a nice forecast we're talking about here back on shore. along the san mateo county coast, organizers and surf fans are excited for the invitational. 24 athletes will take on the
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huge waves. there's word a couple of big names had to pull out of the contest because of injuries. >> those things are kind of bad for the people who don't know a lot about the ocean or exactly what we're looking for in the way of surfing. >> because of the hazardous surf conditions, officials are discouraging people from going out in personal watercraft to watch the contest. the first contest, 8:00 a.m. tomorrow. and stay with us. newschopper2 will be live over the big waves during the competition, during "mornings on 2." you can watch all of this online at or mobile ktvu. vallejo police say they rescued an oakland woman who said she was kidnapped and forced into prostitution. investigators tell "the times herald" they were called on a report of a man brandishing a weapon at 4:30 a.m. this morning. they followed the suspect to a home on kentucky street. the victim was inside that home. she said she had been held there for several days. police arrested 31-year-old
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james thomas and his girlfriend xavier laney, 20 years -- 20 years old. firefighters put out a fire in crisis park. fire official says at one point, the flames were two stories were high. no one was hurt. the cause of the fire is under investigation. new developments on the sexual assault allegation against michael crabtree. in a statement today, crabtree's attorney said his client was interviewed by san francisco police and said that "michael fully cooperated with the inspectors and will continue to do so throughout the investigation." the 25-year-old is accused of assaulting a woman at an unnamed san francisco hotel last sunday morning after the 49ers' playoff victory over the packers. >> crabtree is expected to play in tomorrow's game against the familiar cons. but today, it was time for the team to test out the georgia
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dome. joe fonzi is with the 49ers as they get ready for the big nfc championship came together. >> reporter: i'm at the georgia dome right now, where it's empty with the exception of some media people and also some stadium workers putting the finishing touches on the field here. the 49ers arrived last night here in atlanta, about 11:00 east coast time and they got here late enough that there was not time for them to do anything except get into their hotel room. they did go through a walkthrough today here at the georgia dome. we figured it might be worth going out in the community, seeing some places where we might some find some -- where we might some fans. there were some fall cans' fans but we actually found 49ers' fans a little berafunds -- you abuntant -- a little more abundant. >> go, 9ers!
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>> you can't beat it. >> reporter: you guys are sporting the gear here. are you getting any grief walking around town? >> no. we've seen a ton of others dash ton of other fans. >> reporter: really? >> yes. >> reporter: where are you seeing them? >> efeverywhere. >> reporter: really? >> yeah. >> reporter: everyone is talking about the home and -- dome and how loud it will. i think they will be surprised tomorrow when they will hear the fans just as loud, if not louder, than the georgia fans. who do people tell ulyou look like? >> kaepernick. >> reporter: when did you realize that? >> when he started. >> reporter: i bet you get double takes. >> sometimes. sometimes. >> reporter: i expected to see his jersey number on you. what are you hearing here in atlanta when you walk around with the hats on? >> it really doesn't matter. who got it better than us? [laughter] >> reporter: it may be empty here right now but it will be rock tomorrow at noon, west
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coast time as the 49ers and falcons meet for the nfc championship. the 49ers are trying to go for the sixth time. joe fonzi, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, joe. >> he really did look like kaepernick. san francisco, glowing with 49er pride. check out the file on the block center. ktvu's game day coverage begins with "mornings on 2," followed by championship playbook and then nfc championship chase. fox picks up coverage at 11:00 with kickoff set to start just after noon and our "point" after show -- "point after" shows immediately right after. president obama pushed for stronger gun control regulations. >> we have a strong ownership of guns in this country.
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i believe most gun owners believe we can respect the second amendment while keeping irresponsibility from causing harm. >> on tuesday, the president signed 23 executive orders toughening existing laws. the first of the hearings on these are scheduled for next month. hundreds of people gathered at the state capitol to protest tougher gun laws. ♪ bros bright stripes >> the protest -- whose bright stripes ♪ >> many say this is another way for the government to chip away at the second amendment. >> the this is gun appreciation
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day. own and buyers are urged to send a message to contact and president obama -- openers and buyers are urged to send a message with them to this facility. >> reporter: volunteers are working to complete this condominium complex in daly city. why so many are pitching in today. how the lbgt community is being represented in this year's presidential inauguration. and baseball fans say goodbye to a hall of fame legend. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy
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big-rig driver was hospitalized but with minor injuries. the rig blocked the central avenue offramp. hazmat crews cleaned up about 100 gallons of diesel before the offramp was reopened and that didn't stop until 12:3 afternoon. ail -- algerian officials say they launched military assaults after the islamic militants set fire to the complex and other militants blew themselves up. at least 23 hostages along with 32 kidnappers were killed in the ordeal. the death of one american from texas has been confirmed. >> a lot of -- radical
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extremists from al qaeda rushed and held hostages. 685 algerian were freed or escaped. >> the group participated in the president's first inauguration. it was the first gay and lesbian organization to receive such an honor. the association was formed back in 1982. it has bands nationwide including san francisco. ken pritchett and tori campbell are in the nation's campbell. they will have live reports. tens of thousands of americans spent time volunteering today as part of a
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day of service linked to the inauguration. vice president joe biden and his wife jill, parking 100,000 care packages for the troops overseas. people here in the bay area also intervene conveniented -- intervened. alex savidge has more on this. >> reporter: construction got underway early this morning, a habitat for community, volunteers in hard hats fanned through the in daly city. some painted. >> we're really looking forward to coming together and finding a way to service and really to contribute. >> reporter: about 100 people took part today helping put the finishing touches on this 36 unit complex that will provide affordable housing for bay area families. but -- but those chosen families do have to put up
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work. they help build the home they will live in. >> reporter: the volunteers started to build this back in 2010. it's the largest habitat for humanity project in the world. rob alvarado working on the roof today was here when construction first started and came back for this national day of service. >> i feel like, you've had a lot of opportunity, you've had success and you just feel fortunate. you should come out and help others people that meet that same opportunity. >> as you can see, a lot of these units still have a lodge way to -- a long way to go. but today is part of a push to get this completed. habitat is hoping to have all of the families moved into these 1,000-square foot condo complexes by april. alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. it is another spare-the-air day today. the 7th of the season. air quality officials say
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dangerous pollution levels. they say a high-pressure system is trapping pollutants close to the ground. the alert means no burning doors or outers to. this is the fourth consecutive alert this week. the one good thing, if you can say there is a good thing about particulates in the air. they make spectacular sunsets. mark tamayo has more. i had to snap this for you. >> look at it. >> yeah. >> a few high clouds in that matter as well. but still a very nice day. temperatures have been warming up steadily and continuing into the holiday weekend. look at that, beautiful out there with still some mild conditions and partly cloudy skies expected for tonight. as far as -- as far as temperatures, look at oakland maxes out at 70 degrees. san jose, 64. san francisco 63 and pacifica right about 60. i can see some of the high clouds moving into parts of
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central came. still, overall fairly quiet. temperatures updated for the 6:00 hour. cooling off. you can see some mid-40s. mid-40s out towards fairfield. downtown san francisco, 58. there's pacifica checking in. mostly cloudy skies today, tomorrow and monday and it will be mild. we do intro tuesday a few extra -- introduce a few extra -- a few extra clouds. upper 20s to right around 30 degrees. we will have to keep an eye, once again, on some patchy valley fog up in the north bay and also out toward the delta but still 30s and 40s across most of the region. high pressure in full command of our weather. the warm weather sticks around. that means we are accusing about upper 50 -- we're talking about upper 50s, right around
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70. but the air circulation around this high, that wind will kick in. the northeastly wind, possibly approaching 20 miles an hour, especially over the hills. once again, here's that chilly forecast form morning -- 30s and 40s. into the afternoon hours, a nice recovery, back up, most areas, into the 60s. there's the green contour showing you the 60s. mavericks on sunday, always tough to get the perfect combination of elements. but it looks like it's lining up for tomorrow. the swell, and mild temperatures approaching the mild 60s. look at the forecast highs for your sunday. these numbers not a big change from today. san jose 66. san mateo, 65. a look ahead to your five-day forecast with your weekend always in view. so holiday weekend looks just great. we vicken -- we thicken up the cloud cover. tomorrow, all outdoor activities we can fully endorse those with a lot of sunshine
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and nice comfortable temperatures. >> sounds good. today we learned of the deaths of two baseball hall of famers within the last hour, the st. louis cardinals announced the death of stan musial. he -- he wasn't his -- spent his entire career with the cardinals. he died at his home surrounded by family. he was 92. and ken, fans are remembering one of the game's most colorful players, baltimore orioles' manager, earl weaver. >> i didn't touch him! >> weaver was known for the jay raids. he was ejected -- tie raids. he was ejected -- tirades. he was ejected 92 times. he died earlier today on an orioles' fantasy cruise. the cause of death is not
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known. he was 492 years ol -- he was 92 years old. yesterday's up next with sports.
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fred joins us now talking about some college basketball action in both cal and dash and both cal and stanford struggling. >> they are trying to find
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consistency. stanford and cal men's teams were projected to finish right around the middle of the pack in the pac-12 conference. after today's game on the farm, they are tied for sixth place. and david shawl was at maples pavilion. cal has a storing -- scoring leader in ail encrab. he can slam that ball. crab finished with j university 14 points. stanford led by 8 at halftime. never trailed in the second half. randall 2 of his 15. stanford kicks the ball out to josh houston. making a ten-point game. 69-59. both teams 2 and 3 in the conference. cal doesn't get a chance for revenge in the march 6th. raiders' coaching staff travels to alabama to coach the game next week. they should have new assistants. greg olson becomes the offensive coordinator. last season he was an assistant
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coach for jacksonville. before that, he spent four seasons with tampa bay including of a fencive coordinator. raiders hired bobby april. he has experienced. he's been an nfl special teams coach since 1991. the big horn sheep have a great view this week. phil mick elson was -- was closed to missing the putt. about 181 yards. lefty is still 11 back of the leader. how about a guy named scott stalling? he shot a 9 under 63. he eagles the eighth hole. warriors are in new orleans. david lee is not playing. we'll have highlights tonight and more nfc championship preview with joe in atlanta. >> thank you, fred. and our coverage continues with tonight's 10:00 news. we have a crew there in san leandro looking further into the deadly shooting near th


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